No, climate change didn’t cause “5 Whole Pacific Islands” to be swallowed by sea level rise

If only I had a quid for every time this old chestnut comes up… nice to see that some climate data is impervious to meddling.

Watts Up With That?

From the reason #75 why we don’t subscribe to “Scientific American” anymore department. Back in May of 2016, there was the usual brainless caterwauling over Sea Level Rise caused by climate change, SciAm picked it up:

Sea-level rise has claimed five whole islands in the Pacific: first scientific evidence

Even The Guardian said the headline was hype.

Report’s author says many media outlets have misinterpreted the science by conflating sea-level rise with climate change

Well, that “scientific evidence” seems to be little more than vacuous opinion from “The Conversation” in Australia. We covered the topic last year, but here is another look.

Warren Blair writes:

Almost 25-years of meticulous data gathered by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology displays no discernible sea-level rise for Solomon Islands and Nauru. See the two graphs below.

But both want your money for catastrophic climate-change mitigation:

Solomon Islands gets access to fund to combat…

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